Golden Gate Branch

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Branch Address

5606 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA  94608
(510) 597-5023

Branch Hours

Monday: 
Closed
Tuesday: 
12:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: 
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 
Closed

About the Golden Gate Branch

Golden Gate has a collection of approximately 35,000 items. Circulating materials are largely of popular interest with a strong emphasis on fiction and jazz music. (Golden Gate is well known for its Golden Gate Friends sponsored Summer Jazz on Sundays series. The African American collection is one of the largest branch collections in the system.

The branch is equipped with thirteen (13) computers with Internet access and word processing available for public use.

Meeting Room

The branch meeting room has a capacity of 50 people.

Currently on Exhibit

The Beatles portraits by Abi Mustapha


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Local artist Abi Mustapha hopes that her portraits of the four Beatles will illicit memories and inquiry into a very profound time in our shared history.  Each 4’ x 4’ portrait was done in black oil paint on white paper using a dry brushing technique.  The backgrounds are each composed of collected photo memorabilia, quotes, and sheet music particularly attributed to the member who was the primary contributor. Abi Mustapha is a self-taught, two-dimensional artist based out of the Bay area.  She utilizes realism, mixed media and layering to create a curiously mystical and sometimes spiritual experience for her audience. Each layer portrays and reflects new meanings and interpretations. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Political Science, and an emphasis in Sustainability. Her current focus is experimentation with merging illustration and realism.

 

The artwork is on loan from the collection of Kevin Mulvey.  

On Display From

Tue, 03/01/2016 - Sat, 04/30/2016

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Event Name Time
Crafternoon 1:30pm
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Event Name Time
Baby Play Date 11:00am
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Event Name Time
Computer Help 10:00am
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:15am
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Event Name Time
Baby Play Date 11:00am
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Event Name Time
Computer Help 10:00am
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Event Name Time
Toddler Storytime 10:15am
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Event Name Time
Baby Play Date 11:00am
Bubble Party 3:00pm
Knitting Circle 4:00pm